E-tailing has become one of the most popular shopping channels in China. According the HKTDC survey, 83% of the respondents have shopped online, and 27% of these consumers would shop online once a month on average. In 2013, the Chinese mainland has an internet population of about 620 million, representing a penetration rate of 45.8%. It is believed that the size of China’s online shopping market will expand further.
With many urban-dwelling mainlanders now typically marrying later, a range of new opportunities exist in the provision of meal-for-one cooking facilities and huggable human substitutes for the country's growing number of singletons.
According to studies conducted by HKTDC’s mainland offices on the retail market of selected cities before and after the Chinese New Year, business was brisk in the catering, entertainment, food and clothing sectors amid a positive festive atmosphere. According to Ministry of Commerce statistics, during the first seven days of the Chinese New Year, retail and catering enterprises posted combined sales of Rmb610.7 billion...